If you and I were hoping to see a dedicated supercar from German carmaker BMW, we’re in for a big disappointment as the Munich-based manufacturer has no intention to introduce it.
This follows an interview with M division head Markus Flasch who said that the new M8 fills that role by being “ultimate performance machine that we offer; it will be the fastest ever BMW at the Nürburgring Nordschleife”.
Flasch further went on to say that the M8 is “a Porsche Turbo killer,”.
Locally, BMW will introduce an M8 Coupe, M8 Competition Coupe as well as the new M8 Convertible and M8 Competition Convertible in the fourth quarter of 2019.
The BMW uses the brand’s 4.4-litre V8 from the M5 that makes 447 kW of power and 750 Nm of torque in the normal tune or 460 kW for the Competition version. The current 911 Turbo gushes out 397 kW in standard trim or 427 kW for the S variant.